# Monte carlo simulation problem:Barge unloading

An increase in the size of the barge unloading crew at the Port of New Orleans (see section 15.5) has resulted in a new probability distribution for daily unloading rates. In particular, Table 15.11 may be revised as shown here:

Daily Unloading Rate Probability

1 0.03

2 0.12

3 0.4

4 0.28

5 0.12

6 0.05

a. Resimulate 15 days of barge unloading and compute the average number of barges delayed, average number of barges delayed, average number of nightly arrivals, and average number of barges unloaded each day. Draw random numbers from the bottom row of Table 15.5 to generate daily arrivals and from the second-from-the-bottom row to generate daily unloading rates.

b. How do these simulated results compare with those in this chapter?

a. Resimulate 15 days of barge unloading and compute the average number of barges delayed, average number of barges delayed, average number of nightly arrivals, and average number of barges unloaded each day. Draw random numbers from the bottom row of Table 15.5 to generate daily arrivals and from the second-from-the-bottom row to generate daily unloading rates.

b. How do these simulated results compare with those in this chapter?

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